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Late Night Banter

by Aaron Jay Myers

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The intersection of classical, jazz, metal, and free improvisation might not be the first place you think of to find the composer of a new album of chamber music, but it’s exactly where you will find Aaron Jay Myers. From Andriessen to Zorn, his new album, Late Night Banter, covers a lot of ground, all of it vintage Myers: stylistic diversity, rhythmic tenacity, and explorative harmonic palette of a quintessentially eclectic composer. Featuring some of Boston’s top-shelf talent, this program is a spellbinding journey through Myers’s far out musical imagination.

The album starts with NorthStar Duo’s interpretation of Save One Life, You Save The World Entire. The rapid alternations between pensive harmonies and explosive rhythmic complexity (indicative of much of Myers’s music) are on display in full force. It has been said that a classical string quartet is like an after-dinner conversation. Well, Late Night Banter pushes us into the wee hours and politeness left the table much earlier.

You Get On My Nerves, And I Don’t Like Your Hat offers a wry nod not only to fans of Star Trek but also a moment of respite from the intense rhythmic drive. Four solo voices deftly navigate Myers’s freewheeling harmonic language that manages to sound consonant at every turn.

Narrowing down to solo voice for the emotional core of the album – while simultaneously revealing his passion for the various qualities of lichens – Lichens III highlights timbre and texture. Taking vocal techniques to the extremes to create a haunting sound world, soprano Stephanie Lamprea, who is no stranger to contemporary vocal performance, has no problem navigating lyrical fluidity and rhythmic complexity, traditional singing and guttural vocalizations.

The final word on the program goes, perhaps unexpectedly, to Perception Stains Reality. Myers breaks out the electric guitars and, backed by drumset, shows that underlying everything we have heard so far is a single voice, rich in musical complexities no matter the genre.

Originally from Baltimore, MD, Aaron Jay Myers is a Boston based composer, guitarist, and educator. He has been commissioned and had music performed by many musicians and ensembles across the United States. As a guitarist, he has performed a variety of music including punk, metal, flamenco, classical, jazz, and more. He is founder of the hardcore punk band, Niffin and the avant-metal band, Kraanerg. He has been giving private guitar lessons since 2002, and currently teaches at home and at various music schools in the greater Boston Area. Myers holds BM and MM in Composition degrees from Towson University and The Boston Conservatory. He studied guitar with Maurice Arenas and Troy King. He studied composition with Dave Ballou, William Kleinsasser, Jan Swafford, and Marti Epstein. He has had additional composition studies with Nicholas Vines and Roger Reynolds.


released April 17, 2023


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